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Re: Gordon Beach, Lookup Please - Cecil Vincent Byrne
Posted by: Gordon Beach (ID *****3876) Date: April 10, 2013 at 17:29:20
In Reply to: Gordon Beach, Lookup Please - Cecil Vincent Byrne by Mirk of 82839

Hi Mirk,

I think I have solved the puzzle- Cecil was in both WW1 and WW2 and the first two phages of his service on line refer to his enlistment 1940- he was a widower then- his wife died in 1939 and is buried at Fawlner Cemetery in Victoria with an infant son.

His date of birth in 1903 and aged 37 years would have been given to make himself appear younger than what he was.

Thus I do not think that there were any other previous marriages- there was a daughter born to them in 1920 as follows:

Spelling as per index record:

Surname: BYRNE
Given Names: Emily Louise
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: Cecil Vincent
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emily GILES
Age Code:
Birth Place: BRSWCK
Death Place:
Year: 1920
Reg. Number: 9732

He had two service numbers- one for WW1 and one for WW2:

This one is for WW2

Service Record
Service        Australian Army
Service Number        VX31362
Date of Birth        3 Jun 1903
Place of Birth        HOBART, TAS
Date of Enlistment        11 Jun 1940
Locality on Enlistment        BRUNSWICK, VIC
Place of Enlistment        ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin        BYRNE, MARIE
Date of Discharge        11 Oct 1950
Rank        Lance Corporal
Posting at Discharge        2/22 Battalion
WW2 Honours and Gallantry        None for display
Prisoner of War        No

I hope this solves the puzzle for you

Kind Regards


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